Articles, Blog

Ground Zero: Syria (Part 7) – Snipers of Aleppo


SNIPER: [SPEAKING ARABIC] [GUNSHOT] [GUNSHOT] [GUNSHOT] ROBERT KING: By the spring of
2013, the intense fighting in Aleppo, Syria had taken a
serious toll on the Free Syrian Army rebels, fighting
Assad’s troops in plain clothes, Shabiha thugs. Now, as the summer approaches,
the conflict has transitioned from a full-on front-line
assault into a slow-paced but still deadly sniper war. Perched inside blown-out
buildings and peering through scopes, atop makeshift sniper
rifles with limited ammo, the FSA continues to pick off
their enemies one by one, day by day. Do you remember the first time
you killed one of the Shabiha as a sniper? SNIPER: [SPEAKING ARABIC] ROBERT KING: Do you think this
war in Aleppo has become a sniper’s war? SNIPER: [SPEAKING ARABIC] ROBERT KING: Near the roads that
lead back into the FSA’s stronghold, the rebels have
strategically placed IEDs disguised as mannequins. The improvised explosives are
a desperate last resort, and would only be used to buy time
in the case that the rebels are forced to make a hasty
retreat with Assad’s soldiers at their heels. Residents of Aleppo still
cautiously carry on their day to day lives the best
they can, in the midst of a war zone. Bullet-ridden buses and other
vehicles have been parked along the road that separates
the FSA’s territory from that of the government’s soldiers. Now that the battle has largely
transformed into one fought by the snipers, the
simple act of crossing the road can be deadly. Where is all this coming from? SNIPER: [SPEAKING ARABIC] ROBERT KING: What does he think,
when he sees his people having to run across the street because of Assad’s snipers? SNIPER: [SPEAKING ARABIC] ROBERT KING: Do you remember
your first kill? SNIPER: [SPEAKING ARABIC] ROBERT KING: How old are you? SNIPER: [SPEAKING ARABIC] ROBERT KING: Can you tell me
what makes a good sniper? SNIPER: [SPEAKING ARABIC] ROBERT KING: How many meters
has your longest kill been? SNIPER: [SPEAKING ARABIC] ROBERT KING: Does he remember
his first kill as a sniper? SNIPER: [SPEAKING ARABIC] ROBERT KING: Why did
he join the FSA? SNIPER: [SPEAKING ARABIC] ROBERT KING: What was
his first kill like? SNIPER: [SPEAKING ARABIC] ROBERT KING: Can you tell me of
your first confirmed kill? SNIPER: [SPEAKING ARABIC] ROBERT KING: How do you feel
when you see your people running, trying to get away
from Assad’s snipers? SNIPER: [SPEAKING ARABIC] SNIPER: [SPEAKING ARABIC] ROBERT KING: What is your
position in the FSA? SNIPER: [SPEAKING ARABIC] ROBERT KING: What were you doing
before the revolution? SNIPER: [SPEAKING ARABIC] ROBERT KING: Did they ever shoot
guns as a young boy? SNIPER: [SPEAKING ARABIC] ROBERT KING: What will you do
after the revolution is won? SNIPER: [SPEAKING ARABIC] ROBERT KING: What does it feel
like when you see Assad’s army through your scope? SNIPER: [SPEAKING ARABIC] ROBERT KING: What does
freedom mean? SNIPER: [SPEAKING ARABIC] ROBERT KING: Do you remember
your first confirmed kill as a sniper? SNIPER: [SPEAKING ARABIC] ROBERT KING: Do you think that
there’s room for forgiveness after Bashar al-Assad
is gone from power? SNIPER: [SPEAKING ARABIC] SNIPER: [SPEAKING ARABIC] ROBERT KING: If you were looking
through your scope and saw Bashar al-Assad,
what would you do? SNIPER: [SPEAKING ARABIC] ROBERT KING: And he’s willing to
fight and die for freedom. SNIPER: [SPEAKING ARABIC] ROBERT KING: Only hours after
this interview, that is exactly what happened, and
he died for his cause. SNIPER: [SPEAKING ARABIC] ROBERT KING: Did you see your
target move after you shot? SNIPER: [SPEAKING ARABIC]

100 thoughts on “Ground Zero: Syria (Part 7) – Snipers of Aleppo

  1. VICE NEWS IS FAKE NEWS There are no rebels or civil war. Syria has been invaded by a U.S, UK, FRENCH -NATO/SAUDI/ISRAELI armed and financed mercenary army . The same mercenary army that destroyed Libya. These are the real evil.

  2. He said we don't shoot .. god who shoot .. by the way this is a verse in qoran .. that's why no one understand what is going on .. because they are thinking like a stupid mother fucker who lived in desert before 1400 year-old ..

  3. He said he will fight and die with his 9 sons for god and his religion .. what a long war .. And people like you should not have kids ..

  4. All of these guns and scopes are pure shit, bottom of the scale cheap shit. They better be glad allah pulls the trigger cause they aren’t hitting the broad side of a barn with that propped up crap. Do you remember your first kill? Perfect sniper stance, standing on a ladder. He said I would suck his blood.. do you remember your first confirmed kill? Yes, I held the scope 1/4” from my forehead and blood went everywhere.. shooting and praying, what a life, do you remember your first kill??

  5. FSA are terrorists and consists of Al Nusra and Al Queda fighters. US is supporting these terrorists while Russia is cleaning up the mess.

  6. Seriously, this journalist is asking all the wrong questions and getting the non important answered. Don’t go in the comments. It’s toxic shit from people who don’t know what they’re talking about and pretend they do.

  7. nO HAY COSA MÁS COBARDE QUE UN FRANCOTIRADOR¡¡¡
    Baja y mata con tus manos.
    Me cago en la guerra y en los malnacidos que las provocan para lucrarse.

  8. all the fighters think they are the right one n holy man since all of them claim that god is on their side
    people is going crazy in the name of religion

  9. How is that Vice is always hanging around with these terrorist rebel groups who were attacking Syria instead of with the Syrian Army that's protecting it's country from Invaders? Syria didn't do anything to anyone. Syria did nothing to America. Syria started no war with anyone. Syria was just sitting there minding their own business and got attacked. Oh yeah, the greater Israel project.

  10. This was ovious that these were the real enemies.. they were descrbing civilian targets.. white shirt, they weren't even able to see a gun…I wonder if any of these fools are still alive

  11. When you wear the same clothing as "Your" civilians, it's going to be pretty hard for Assad's Regime to decipher who is who. When you don't wear a uniform you are part of the reason civilians get killed. You're using them as your camouflage. Just as much to blame for their deaths.

  12. Arabs and Persians will suffer unless they learn to tolerate the minor Shia-Sunni differences.
    The problem in Syria and Iraq originated from the Shia-Sunni hates. USA and ISRAEL used the Sunni extremists through the Zionist Saudi Wahabi Kingdom.
    Avoid any advice of USA and Europe. No matter how rich or poor you are, live in peace and dignity.

  13. 7:07 double feed, failure to extract 🤣. Team leader of the sniper team couldn’t tell he had a dead trigger. LoL these guys are fucked

  14. Ok something is fishy here, there is no translation from English to the person being interviewed they answer as soon as the question is asked.

  15. You do realize that one 1.5 Kilometers ………………….IS NEARLY 2 MILES DISTANCE ……………not even the BEST SNIPERS IN THE WORLD can reach that .

  16. The FSA doesn't exist – merged & subsumed into Jabjat-un-Nusrah, ISIIS, al-Qaeda etc.! What a joke that was -Free Syrian Army! Bollocks!

  17. Bullshit propaganda. There's a reason everyone with a countering view of this is being deleted from the internet.

  18. WhY Ur GoD…. Leave U WItH Da Poor DestiNy……..Why U Don't Make A Call To Him To ComeDown And FiGHt WhatEver He WanT By His Own.????????!!!

    ….u Guy Suck…… BitCh.!!!

  19. Vice won't mention hillary and obamas role in the training of isis. And thier devotion to taking the the Assad regime. Fucking hipster cnn. If it aint Hamilton's pharmacopeia vice is liberal bs propaganda.

  20. VICE News, always promoting the lowest of the lows…from the Ukraine to Syria you always package the bad guys to look like the food guys or "freedom fighters" , disgusting. Americans are waking up.

  21. "People running from Asad snipers"… Are the Asad snipers the only one who fires, and the rebels just sitting and watching the scenery?

  22. only simple propaganda from vice .. i think this snipers are not really snipers only simple actors for make a this movies … why every time this kind of interview is from Americans journalist not from others countries …..

  23. Vise from been an absolute independent press…that we could ACTUALLY BELIVE…transformed into a politically controlled/gouverment controlled TOOL… as many others..
    Sad..

  24. JESUS IS LORD AND SAVIOR. TURN TO JESUS AND BE SET FREE. NO ONE CAN TAKE YOU TO HEAVEN BUT JESUS CHRIST. REPENT AND MAKE JESUS YOUR LORD AND SAVIOR. CHOOSE JESUS CHRIST OVER HELLFIRE AND ETERNAL DEATH AMEN.

  25. All this rebels now is under the Syrian army boots, fuck jihadists and long live bashar al Assad 🇸🇾🇸🇾😎

  26. bs propaganda by mouthpiece of terrorists…VICE …. in 2019 today, they are all wiped off Thanks Allah. . It actually shows the western bigotry as they are now trying to do it in Venezuela as they have done previously in many countries. USA, NATO & WEST the creators, sponsors, trainers & aides of terrorists all over the world.

  27. Problem caused by 7th century ideology, and now fighting back for the sake of the 7th century ideology.

    FSA: "Syrian Army snipers are bad"
    Also FSA: Don't even wear uniform

  28. the weapon industry in some country needs $, so the great political leaders of this country decided to support the civil war in another country.

  29. JESUS HELP THEM. KILLING OF CHILDREN BURNS A HOLE IN MY SOUL. IT MAY NOT BE TODAY, TOMORROW, NEXT WEEK, NEXT MONTH OR NEXT YEAR. ASSAD WILL HAVE TO STAND BEFORE GOD AND GIVE AN ACCOUNT OF HIS LIFE. MAY GOD HAVE MERCY ON HIS SOUL.

  30. When you go hunt

    Government: are you 100% shore you know what your shooting
    Hunter: of coarse

    This guy: are you 100% shore you know what your shooting
    Sniper: of coarse not

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *